How to Create a Letter I 3D Logo

How to Create a Letter I 3D Logo

Minimal Logo design is at the top of its game, so to make a difference designer are working on creating designs that ‘trick the eye’. This innovative practice that designers are turning to in order to dominate the market is distorting the perspective. Making such logos maybe easy but coming up with idea’s is hard so search it and be creative and flexible with your design.

Let’s get started!


Step 1

First, we create a new document (cmd+N or ctrl+N) in Adobe Illustrator with an artboard size of 600 x 600px

Step 2

Now use Rectangle Tool (M) from the tool panel create a single vertical rectangle in middle of the artboard. Use the same tool and create another rectangle, this one should be horizontal and should be aligned on top of the first one as shown below.

Copy and paste the horizontal rectangle and align it to the bottom of the vertical rectangle. The end result should be capital letter I with three rectangles.

Step 3

Copy and paste the letter on top of the previous one. Then use the Direct Selection tool (A) from the tool panel and select the anchors and move them to align with the letter above them as shown below. The letter should look isometric by now. Then go ahead and delete the new letter we created for this step.

Step 4

Select the two slanted rectangles and Click Right > Transform > Reflect > Vertical > Copy. This process should create a copy of the rectangles but reflected. Align them to the left side of the letter.

Then use the rectangle tool and create a large rectangle that covers major part of the two rectangles. You may refer to the pictures shown below.

Step 5

Select the three new rectangles and then select the Shape Builder Tool (Shift + M) from the tool panel. With the objects still selected drag your mouse across them to combine and make them a single object.

Then simply delete the large rectangle. You can refer to the pictures shown below.

Step 6

Just copy the new shapes on the right side of the Letter as shown below. Use the Pen Tool (P) from the tool panel and create a rectangle connecting the two square objects on either side of the letter. Please see the picture for reference.

Once the top rectangle is made with pen tool, copy and paste it to the bottom. Then use the pen tool again and create a vertical rectangle on the left side of the letter.


Step 7

Now you need use the pen tool again. This time we will just simply trace the existing 3d letter. Remember that the path should be stroke not a fill. Just follow the images shown below. You’ll need to create four different paths that are completed as objects.

Step 8

Once all the paths are made and you are satisfied with them, delete the objects with fill. Then select the strokes and increase their size to 10 px and go to the stroke panel on the right side of the artboard and select the curve corner option.

Step 9

To complete our design, we’ll create a black square with the rectangle tool and pressing Shift on the keyboard. Send back this square by Click Right > Transform > Arrange > Send to Back. Once you see your Letter change the color to white stroke.


Our Letter I 3D Logo is complete! If you followed this tutorial made a logo for yourself please do post your logo designs in comments so that we can appreciate it. Thank fellow designers!

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